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Media Law Office Hours with Matthew Leish

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Deadline Club’s “Media Law Office Hours” with attorney Matthew Leish resumes on Monday, April 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. ET via Zoom (register below). This is a pro bono service open only to Deadline Club members. If you aren’t already a member, visit spj.org/join to sign up and select “Deadline Club – New York” as your chapter.

The open group session allows journalists with legal questions to help find answers on issues related to the First Amendment, Freedom of Information, copyright, defamation, or other media law matters.

Leish hosted a Freedom of Information workshop last month reviewing the differences in state and federal FOI laws. Rewatch the presentation and refresh your FOI knowledge and learn more about accessing public records via the Deadline Club’s YouTube channel.

About Matthew Leish

Matthew Leish has represented media companies, journalists, and authors for over 20 years, handling a wide range of First Amendment and intellectual property-related litigation. He is a partner at New York-based Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP. Prior to joining MKSR, Leish was assistant general counsel at Tribune Publishing Company, where he was the sole newsroom lawyer and primary litigator for the company’s digital and print publications in the Northeast, including the New York Daily News.

He regularly defended Tribune and the Daily News against defamation and copyright suits, quashed subpoenas served on reporters, fought for access to court proceedings and documents, litigated public records disputes, vetted articles, and advised editors, reporters, and senior business executives on a host of matters ranging from photo use questions to trademark disputes. Previously, in private practice, he represented publishers, authors, journalists, and broadcasters in a variety of defamation, copyright, access, and subpoena cases. Learn more about Leish here or email him at mleish@mkslex.com.

What: Media Law Office Hours
When: Monday, April 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET; and every first Monday of each month
Where: Zoom
Registration: Free, but registration required below (registrants will receive an automated email with the Zoom link). Available to Deadline Club members only.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/media-law-office-hours-tickets-560955361587

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May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4



April 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm